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The Spoilers (Ray Enright, 1942)

I’ve been enjoying contributing to a few blogathons lately, and this is my contribution to another one – the Universal Blogathon, celebrating the studio’s 100th birthday.  894 more words

Classic Movie

Hawks and Sparrows

Douglas Fairbaks Jnr. looks with affection at his last hand grenade.

The movie is the 1930 version of THE DAWN PATROL. Richard Barthelmess’s hard-drinking WWI flier in this looks set to transmute into his character from THE LAST FLIGHT, made the following year. 472 more words


Column: Way Down East: A Lasting Look at Silent Film’s Potential

D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East, released  on September 3, 1920, uses its first intertitle to deem itself “A Simple Story of Plain People.” While this statement may serve to make its melodramatic plot accessible to audiences of plain people, the film itself is anything but ordinary. 319 more words


The Man Who Talked too Much, 1940 (**1/2)

The Man who Talked too Much is the not-very-clever re-titling of The Mouthpiece (1932), made and remade by Warner Brothers. Who is this man who talks too much? 1,107 more words

Movie Reviews

Classmates (1924)

Madge Evans and  Richard Barthelmess in Classmates (1924) via


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Candice Bergen, actress & producer (1946- )

Charlotte Granville, actress (1860-1942)
Richard Barthelmess, actor (1895-1963)
Francis Carpenter, actor (1910-1973)
Albert Finney, actor (1936- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Been watching a lot of Cary Grant films lately. Only Angels Have Wings is quite different from many I’ve seen in that the primary romance really takes a back seat to other inter-character relationships and the central plot. 208 more words